Rihanna

Rihanna

Biography

Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty; 20.2.1988) is the first female from Barbados to have received a Grammy Award and is currently signed to the Def Jam Recordings record label. She was presented with an area of land in Appes Hill, St. James, Barbados, in a tribute to her work.

Net worth: Rihanna's earnings are $43 million according to Forbes as of June 2013.

Rihanna's Childhood Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, Rihanna is the daughter of Ronald Fenty (of African and Irish descent) and Monica Fenty, who has a Guyanese ancestry. In Combermere Schoool, she formed a musical group with two of her classmates. In 2004, she was crowned Miss Combermere in a local beauty pageant, as well as performing in the 'Colours Of Combermere' school show. She received her big break aged 15, when a friend introduced her to Evan Rogers, a music producer who was on vacation on the island. Rogers and his partner, Carl Sturken recorded Rihanna's material in the U.S. and sent it to various record companies. One of these copies reached Jay-Z, who eventually signed her to his Def Jam label.

Musical Career: Rihanna has named Beyonce, Brandy Norwood and her upbringing in the Caribbean as the major influences on her music. Music Of the Sun was Rihanna's debut album, released in 2005. 'Pon de Replay' was one of the singles released from the album. The track was co-written by Rogers, Sturken and Rihanna and reached number two in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the UK singles chart. The album itself received platinum certification for selling over 2 million units worldwide and Rihanna promoted the album by touring as Gwen Stefani's opening act. The second single from the album, 'If It's Lovin' That You Want', was significantly less successful, reaching 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 11 in the UK charts. A third single, 'Let Me', was released in Japan only.

Less than eight months after the release of her debut album, Rihanna launched a second album, A Girl Like Me, in 2006. The album went into the U.S. charts at number five. And the main single from the track, 'SOS', was used in a Nike advertising campaign. 'SOS' became the first number one Billboard single for Rihanna. Her third top 10 U.S. hit came with 'Unfaithful', written by the R&B singer Ne-Yo, though its follow-up, 'We Ride' was less successful, which failed to chart in the Billboard Hot 100. 'Break It Off', featuring Sean Paul, was her fourth single from the album. Digital download sales helped the song jump from 52 to number 9.

Good Girl Gone Bad, her third album, was recorded with Timbaland, Ne-Yo and Stargate and released in 2007. Jay-Z and Ne-Yo also feature on the album and Justin Timberlake co-wrote 'Rehab' and sang backing vocals for the track. The album went three times platinum on the United World Albums Chart. The first single from the album, 'Umbrella', which featured Jay-Z, was a number one hit in a number of countries. In the UK, it was the longest running number one single since Wet Wet Wet's 'Love Is All Around' (1994) and the longest running number one by a female artist since Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You' (1992). With 8,160,000 points on the United World Chart, it was the most successful song of 2007. 'Umbrella' was followed by the singles 'Shut Up And Drive', 'Don't Stop The Music' and 'Hate That I Love You'.

In November 2009, Rihanna released her fourth album 'Rated R', which featured guest spots from Slash, will.i.am and Jeezy. The album debuted at number four in the US Billboard 200 albums charts, selling 181,000 copies in the United States in its first week, giving Rihanna her highest first-week sales in the US at that time.

Rihanna released her fifth album 'Loud' in 2010. 'Loud' debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 207,000 copies in its first week, making it her fastest selling album at the time. The album featured guests Drake and Nicki Minaj and had some of Rihanna's most popular singles, namely 'What's My Name?' and 'Only Girl (In The World)'. That year saw her first collaboration with Eminem in the smash hit 'Love the Way You Lie'.

In 2011, Rihanna followed up 'Loud' with her sixth album 'Talk That Talk', which debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, selling 198,000 copies in the United States. The album is platinum in the United States. Guest spots on this album included Jay-Z and Calvin Harris.

Rihanna's seventh album, 'Unapologetic' was released in November 2012. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 238,000 copies in its first week, giving Rihanna her first number one album in the United States and bestselling debut week of her career. Rihanna recruited previous producers, such as The-Dream, Chase & Status and David Guetta, to work with new producers such as Parker Ighile, Mike Will Made-It and Labrinth. The album has been certified platinum in the United States. The song 'Nobody's Business' caused controversy as it featured Rihanna's abusive ex-partner Chris Brown. Rihanna has received twenty-three Grammy nominations including record of the Year, Best Rap / Sung Collaboration, Best R&B performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals, Best Dance Recording. She also obtained seven Grammys including Song of the Year and Best R&B song.

Accolades attributed to Rihanna include: World's Best Selling Pop Female Artist and Entertainer of the Year at the World Music Awards, Favourite Female Artist - Soul / R&B at the American Music Awards, and best R&B song, for 'Shut Up and Drive' at the 2008 People's Choice Awards.

Personal Life: In 2009 it was reported that Rihanna's partner at the time, singer Chris Brown, had violently attacked her. Brown was charged for assault and making criminal threats and later pled guilty to felony assault. He was given five years' probation and a restraining order. In 2013, Rihanna admitted that she was once again in a relationship with Brown, however Brown stated that the two had broken up again in May that year. Rihanna also had a relationship with Los Angeles Dodgers baseball player Matt Kemp from late 2009 to 2010. Speculation also suggested she had dated rapper Drake.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Calvin Harris Debuts New Song With Rihanna And Reveals He Was 'Nervous' To Play Her The Track


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Scottish DJ Calvin Harris debuted his new song ‘This is What You Came For’ on BBC Radio 1's Breakfast Show this morning, which sees him once again teaming with Rihanna. The pair previously worked together on 2011’s ‘We Found Love’, but Harris revealed that despite their previous success he was nervous when first playing her the new track.

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Calvin Harris 'Nervous' To Play Rihanna Their Collaboration


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The Scottish DJ first teamed up with the Umbrella singer in 2011 for their smash hit We Found Love and they have reunited for a new collaboration This is What You Came For, which premiered on BBC Radio 1 on Friday (29Apr16).

Rihanna, 28, came into the studio to lay down vocals months ago and Calvin had since made many changes to the track, so when it came to playing her the finished version at the Coachella music festival in California earlier in April (16), he was unsure what she would think of it.

"She was like 'this is sick,'" he says during The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw. "It was great. It was the first time anything's happened like that with me when I sit with the artist and nervous to play it to her because I changed so many bits from when she heard it, like musically. I'll never forget that actually, sitting in the trailer playing it and seeing the vibe hitting her, she was into it. It was amazing."

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Lewis Hamilton Is 'Too Busy' For Love


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Rarely a day goes by that the 31-year-old Formula One champion isn't romantically linked to a celebrity. Most recently he has apparently courted Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, model Petra Nemcova and Chris Brown's ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran.

However, Lewis insists the rumours about his personal life are entirely untrue, mostly because his hectic lifestyle leaves no time for a relationship.

"I don’t have time,” Lewis told Page Six, the New York Post's gossip column. "I’m the most busy I’ve ever been. I’m trying to win the championship and travelling like never before... I think dating and the relationship thing is down the line for me."

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Calvin Harris And Rihanna Announce New Single 'This Is What You Came For'


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Pop fans looking forward to their summer holidays will be pleased to hear the news that Calvin Harris and Rihanna are teaming up once again for a new single ‘This Is What You Came For’, to be released tomorrow.

The Scottish DJ announced via his Twitter page on Wednesday night that the new track, featuring the Barbadian superstar, will drop on Friday (April 29th).

The pair last teamed up for a joint single on 2011’s enormous hit ‘We Found Love’, which reached the top of the charts all around the world and shot Harris to global fame. He’s been the highest-earning DJ in the world for the last two years, earning $66 million on each occasion.

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Rihanna Sends Jennifer Lopez Sexy Manolo Boots


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The Umbrella hitmaker debuted her exclusive six-piece footwear collection, entitled Denim Desserts, in a cover shoot for Britain's Vogue magazine in March (16), when she modeled her favourite design, a towering pair of crystal-embellished boots.

On Wednesday evening (20Apr16), Jennifer took to Instagram.com to show off her very own set of denim Manolos, sent to the singer/actress by Rihanna herself.

In the accompanying handwritten note, the Bajan beauty heaped praise on Jennifer's fashion prowess and ability to pull off daring looks by simply addressing the lovely Latina as "The Baddest".

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Producer Reveals Plans For Another Rihanna Album


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Beatmaker Cardo, who has also worked with rapper Wiz Khalifa, reveals the pop superstar has a string of unreleased tracks they recorded together, which he believes may be used as a follow-up to Anti.

"There's so many records we've been working on that's about to come out," he told Complex magazine. "I can't say anything beyond that, but we got a record with Rihanna. That's all I can say. I can't say anything more, but there's a Rihanna and Cardo record."

Further clarifying his remarks, he added, "It's her song. It was for Anti, but there's another Anti. I don't know if it's official, but I know we have a record."

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Rihanna Overtakes The Beatles For Most Weeks At Number One In The US


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Comeback Queen Rihanna has broken an impressive record - by clocking up a total of more weeks at number one in the US than The Beatles. With her latest song, Work, now in its ninth week at number one across the pond, the Bajan singer has spent a total of 60 weeks at the top spot with 14 different songs.

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The Anti album maker has just scraped past the four-piece band by one week but still has a long way to go to eclipse Mariah Carey who is riding high with 79 weeks at number one.

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Rihanna Bares All For Hard-hitting, Gun-toting New Video


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The provocative star leaves nothing to the imagination as she wears just a see-through negligee, heels and a thong in the promo for Needed Me, directed by cult filmmaker Harmony Korine.

As well as showing off her many tattoos and her breasts in the video, which debuted online on Wednesday (20Apr16), Rihanna gets violent in the promo, walking through a strip club with a loaded revolver and shooting a tattooed customer three times at close range.

Rihanna's new tune, which is filled with expletives and the N-word, serves as the soundtrack to the hard-hitting mini-film, masterminded by Korrine, the man behind hit movies Spring Breakers, Kids and Gummo.

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Rihanna Snubbed USAin Bolt Date Request


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In 2013 the six-time Olympic gold medallist said he was, "in love" with the Work singer and called on her to "hit me up".

However despite the Jamaican sprinter's status as the fastest man of all time, he says she never contacted him to arrange a meet.

"No, she's given me no love bro, no love zero love." he tells TMZ.com. Referencing her raunchy video with Drake for her record breaking hit Work he added, "I think she's getting all the love with Work, Work, Work man."

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Rihanna Overtakes The Beatles With Her 60th Week At Number One In America


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Her hit Work has scored a ninth week on top of the Billboard Hot 100, giving her an overall tally of 60 weeks at number one with 14 songs. That's one more than the Fab Four, giving Rihanna a sole grasp of the number two spot on the list of all-time chart-toppers.

She's now 19 weeks behind Mariah Carey, who leads the countdown with 79 weeks on top.

Meanwhile, Justin Bieber has broken his own chart record with another week in the top 10.

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Brit Awards Red Carpet 2016

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The Brit Awards 2016 (Brits) - Arrivals

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Rihanna

Date of birth

20th February, 1988

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.74




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